Utah (12-3, 1-2 Pac-12) cut a nine-point deficit down to two in
the game's final seconds and had a chance to win the game at the
buzzer but Delon Wright missed a contested 3-pointer from the
corner. Wright led all scorers with a career-high 27 points and
grabbed 11 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Nigel Williams-Goss chipped in with
13 for Washington (10-6, 2-1). The Huskies limited the Utes, who
entered the game leading the nation in field-goal percentage, to
41.5 percent shooting and 1-for-15 from 3-point range.
The Utes, who have never been above .500 in Pac-12 play since
joining the conference three years ago, shot just 26 percent in the
first half and trailed 26-21 at the break but they quickly grabbed
the lead in the second half. Jordan Loveridge, who scored 10 points
and had seven rebounds, gave Utah its last lead at 43-41 with 8:53
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Andrews scored seven of Washington's last nine points,
including a huge 3-pointer with 1:54 to play to give the Huskies
a 59-50 lead. Utah scored the game's final seven points,
highlighted by Wright's 3-pointer with 15 seconds to play.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Wilcox became the 75th player in the conference's
history to reach 1,600 career points. ...Utah entered the game
averaging 18.8 assists, third best in the nation, but didn't
register an assist for the game's first 33 minutes and had just
three in the game. ...G Princeton Onwas, who didn't play in
either Utah game last week, was called on to defend Wilcox and
scored six straight points for the Utes in the second half.
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